Project Name: Oakwood Studios Singapore
Category: Hotel Residences
Location: Singapore
Date Completed: March 2017.
Interior Designer: FBEye International Private Limited
Architect: Metaphor Design + Architecture Private Limited

Oakwood Studios is designed to create a serviced apartment experience that enriches and inspires, is cosy and intimate, yet full of surprises, currently a gap in the serviced apartment industry. The product appeals to urbane travellers with an innate sense of curiosity; those who travel the world to experience new things and discover new places. The property’s prime location and curated spaces allow individuals with a millennial mindset to seamlessly alternate between work and leisure.

By incorporating unexpected touches throughout the property, they aspired to create an environment which is both familiar and fresh each time residents return. Conventional service apartments may be functional or luxurious, but are largely structured and predictable, and that was Oakwood Studio’s motivation to start developing curated spaces for creators which allows them to create their own living environment in the serviced apartment. This vision is translated into the actual design of the property, as well as the furniture pieces and technology amenities. Once you step into Oakwood Studios Singapore, you will notice the place is designed to be unconventional, curated and quirky as it shines through in every aspect of the property. With various common spaces throughout the property, there is a perfect space for all residents, no matter what mood they are in. Socialise, the residents’ lounge, is the perfect place to meet up with other residents and use the open kitchen concept. Stepping outside and entering the Al Fresco area, residents can relax after a long day on one of the colourful cabanas. For residents who like it a bit more quiet, retreat is the perfect place to grab a book or do some yoga stretches. Finally, on the rooftop you will find the pool, gym and barbecue lounge area.

Oakwood Studios Singapore is filled with quirky and unexpected touches and they partnered with various industry leaders to realise this. For the interior design, Oakwood Studios collaborated with FBEye and together they carefully curated the experience. A perfect example is Socialise, the residents’ lounge, where activities are enhanced here by quirky chairs with swivelling tables and movable furniture. A brass pole with the latest magazines brightens up the environment as well as is a perfect source for a good read for residents. To highlight the local element, a customised wooden wall nicely incorporates various small merlion statues that represent Singapore, as well as two big fauteuils where one has a massive map of Singapore on the back.

Guests are invited to cook here, share recipes and watch guest chefs create culinary masterpieces to the back drop of hand crafted chalk boards, display niches and a rolling ladder to add to the fun. Here lies another surprise for guests – custom-drawn chalk art that is as cheeky as it is fun. For the art in the common spaces and apartment, Oakwood Studios collaborated with LUMAS gallery, an international art gallery which focuses on modern photography art. The bespoke curation of art pieces contain works from internationally well-known artists such as Erwin Blumenfeld, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Edward Kasper, Thierry Noir and Joe McDermott. Residents also have the option to buy the pieces directly from the wall as this is part of the whole curated and customised experience that has been created.